Sleep Apnea Simpsonville SC

When the British author Anthony Burgess wrote, “Laugh and the world laughs with you; snore and you sleep alone,” he struck a sympathetic chord with fellow snorers. But sawing logs is more than just a social faux pas if you’re one of the 12 million Americans with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Darwin Russell Boor, MD
(864) 242-9662
4 Old Grove Rd
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Greenville Hospital System, Greenville, Sc
Group Practice: Greenville Neurology Cnsltnts

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Hillcrest Eyecare
(864) 963-4933
309 S E Main Street
Simpsonville, SC

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Gerard F. Rainer, DPM
(864) 288-0048
152 Milestone Way
Greenville, SC
Business
Foothills Foot Care Center
Specialties
Podiatry
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Blue Cross Blue Shield CIGNA Carolina Care PlanAETNA United Health Care Premier HealthKanawa
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: St Francis Eastside Hospital
Residency Training: St Joseph's Hospital Flushing NY
Medical School: NY College of Podiatric Medicine, 1988
Additional Information
Member Organizations: Christian Medical and Dental Association
Languages Spoken: English

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HealthSource of Cherrydale
(864) 268-9040
2718 A Wade Hampton Blvd
Greenville, SC

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Wellness Chiropractic Health Center
(864) 485-9941
1660 E Main St # A
Duncan, SC

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Sleep Disorders Center Southeast Regional Sleep Disorders Center
(864) 627-5337
357 Woodruff Road
Greenville, SC
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
2 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Aetna, Cigna, BCBS, Medicare, Medicaid, TriCare
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Jon R Davids, MD
(864) 271-3444
950 W Faris Rd
Greenville, SC
Business
Shriner's Hospital
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Bourg Chiropractic Wellness
(864) 292-3291
9 Mckenna Commons Ct
Greenville, SC

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Dove Chiropractic Clinic
(864) 735-8929
3403 White Horse Rd
Greenville, SC

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Upstate Footcare
(864) 381-7995
1575 E Main St
Duncan, SC

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Sleep Apnea

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By Leslie Petrovski

When the British author Anthony Burgess wrote, “Laugh and the world laughs with you; snore and you sleep alone,” he struck a sympathetic chord with fellow snorers. But sawing logs is more than just a social faux pas if you’re one of the 12 million Americans with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
If you suffer from OSA, you may not even be consciously aware of your many—up to 300 per night—“apnea” episodes. During those episodes, OSA sufferers actually stop breathing for a minute or more. Apnea occurs when the soft tissues in the rear of the throat relax and cut off airflow. OSA is linked to heart disease, depression, and high blood pressure, but given the number of effective therapies, the condition is nothing to lose sleep over. Conventional treatment usually begins with the continuous positive airway pressure machine (CPAP), a device that blows air into the nose through a face mask. When used correctly, the CPAP typically reduces apnea episodes, but not everyone can tolerate the noise and the discomfort of sleeping with the machine.

John Dye, ND, chairman of the Department of Mind-Body Medicine at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, looks at the problem differently. “We treat the whole person to reduce the symptoms,” Dye explains. Dye looks for root causes, focusing on such areas as diet, inflammation, possible allergies, and cardiovascular profile.

To take a holistic approach to the problem, start by taking a hard look at your lifestyle choices: Stop smoking, limit alcohol consumption, and lose weight if you’re carrying a few too many pounds. And don’t sleep on your back. All of these factors can worsen OSA.
Still not sleeping soundly? Try Dye’s regimen:

• Improve your diet by adding more fiber, eating colorful and nutrient-dense foods, and cutting back on red meat and sugar.

• Take 2 to 3 grams per day of krill oil capsules, a possible cholesterol fighter derived from tiny Antarctic crustaceans.

• Add anti-inflammatory herbs such as turmeric (Curcuma longa) and ginger (Zingiber officinale)—1,500 to 2,000 mg of each daily.

• Try 400 mg of vitamin E once or twice a day, plus 500 mg vitamin C two to three times a day.

• Practice playing the didgeridoo. In a study in the British Medical Journal, researchers discovered that daily practice on this indigenous Australian wind instrument reduces apnea, daytime sleepiness, and sleep disturbance for bed partners.

Author: Leslie Petrovski

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